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Kind Hearts And Coronets: Like Father, Like Daughter

Kind Hearts And Coronets: Like Father, Like Daughter

Radio sequel to the classic murderous comedy. Unity Holland kills her way to dukedom by dispatching members of the Gascoyne family

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 4
Roy Horniman
Alistair McGowan, Jason Devoy, Natalie Walter, Simon Greenall, Jane Whittenshaw, Sally Orrock, David Holt and Steve Hodson
David Spicer
Frank Stirling

Natalie Walter stars as Unity Holland, who is pursuing the Chalfont title, with Alistair McGowan playing all seven members of the Gascoyne family, who are standing in her way, in David Spicer's sequel to the famous Edwardian comedy written by Roy Horniman.

This new radio sequel to a classic comedy takes place some years after the death of the 10th Duke of Chalfont, a man who systematically murdered his family in order to inherit his title. The 20th Century rolls on and even against a backdrop of international conflict and revolution, an Dukedom is still to be fought for - by fair means and foul.

There are at least eight claimants to the Chalfont title, all of them ruthless. The Gascoyne family is a big one and its sense of entitlement enormous, its appetite for violence impressive and the family resemblance at times uncanny.

This is an entirely new version of the story, and has something to offer both those who know the original and those who come to it for the first time.

Alistair McGowan stars as Lady Edith, Henry Gascoyne, Louis Gascoyne, Adalbert Gascoyne, Ughtred Gascoyne, Marmaduke Gascoyne and Ronald Gascoyne, the judge.

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First broadcast
Saturday 19th May 2012 on BBC Radio 4 at 2:30pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Monday 26th December 2016 at 4:00am on Radio 4 Extra